Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, who has strongly been linked with West Ham recently, has suggested he could move on this summer.
In an interview with The Chronicle, Shelvey opened the door to a summer exit. He has found it hard to break into the Newcastle team and could be forced to leave.
The Romford-born midfielder is a boyhood West Ham fan and he spent time in the academy. According to The Northern Echo, West Ham are weighing up a £20m summer move for Shelvey.
After falling down the pecking order in Rafa Benitez’s plans, Shelvey has been forced to consider his options. And his comments could encourage the Hammers.
Jonjo Shelvey on his future
Shelvey told The Chronicle: “I needed to put in a performance to get people talking back about me either at Newcastle – or away from Newcastle. At least I’ve finished with a good performance and a goal.
I’ll enjoy the summer and see what the summer brings now. To be fair, I’m glad to see the back of this season.”
Shelvey scored a wonder goal in what could be his last game for Newcastle. The 27-year-old netted his eighth goal for Newcastle against Fulham on the final day of the season.
The six-cap England international is known for his passing ability, something which West Ham have been looking for. But whether the Hammers are willing to pay £20m for him remains to be seen.